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Biden to nominate Yellen, highlight diversity on econ team

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced his senior economic team, including his plans to nominate the first woman to head the Treasury Department as well as several liberal economists and policy specialists who established their credentials during the previous two Democratic administrations.

Trump may be coming to terms with loss he won’t acknowledge

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent his Thanksgiving renewing baseless claims that “massive fraud” and crooked officials in battleground states caused his election defeat.

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state’s election results.

Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

The Trump administration moved forward Friday on gutting a longstanding federal protection for the nation's birds, over objections from former federal officials and many scientists that billions more birds will likely perish as a result.

Top California air, climate regulator hopes to run Biden EPA

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 27, 2020

Over four decades, Mary Nichols has been the regulator behind some of the nation’s most ambitious climate policies and, in recent years, she’s been their staunchest defender against President Donald Trump's effort to dismantle them.

They’re baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 26, 2020

Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the “apparent winner” and Trump cleared the way for cooperation on a transition of power.

In Georgia, Republicans juggle Biden win and Trump loyalties

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 26, 2020

 Twin Georgia Senate runoffs have Republicans in a quandary. They could admit President Donald Trump lost his re-election bid and turn all attention to salvaging a Senate majority to counter President-elect Joe Biden. Or they could march lockstep alongside Trump and his unfounded assertions of a stolen election.

Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 26, 2020

On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election over.”

Joe Biden to deliver Thanksgiving address seeking U.S. unity

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden is slated to deliver a Thanksgiving address to the nation seeking to unify Americans in the face of the coronavirus pandemic as experts warn of a possible spike in cases resulting from the holiday.

Biden transition OK’d to start as Trump runs out of options

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy. Trump relented after suffering yet more legal and procedural defeats in his seemingly futile effort to overturn the election with baseless claims of fraud.

‘America is back’: Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 24, 2020

Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced selections for his national security team Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on foreign policy and national security experts from the Democratic establishment to be some of his most important advisers.

U.S. agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

The General Services Administration has ascertained that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election. President Donald Trump, who had refused to concede the election, said Monday that he is directing his team to cooperate on the transition but is vowing to keep up the fight.

Wisconsin presidential recount in 4th day, with few changes

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

Wisconsin's partial presidential recount entered its fourth day Monday, with very few changes in vote totals as President Donald Trump's attorneys appeared to be focused on a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of ballots, including the one cast by an attorney for the campaign.

Trump campaign legal team distances itself from Powell

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 23, 2020

Perhaps Sidney Powell has gone too far for even Rudy Giuliani this time. The Trump campaign's legal team moved to distance itself Sunday from the firebrand conservative attorney after a tumultuous several days in which Powell made multiple incorrect statements about the voting process, unspooled unsupported and complex conspiracy theories and vowed to “blow up” Georgia with a “biblical” court filing.